50 Best Colleges for African Americans

A solid education, matched with the right opportunities, creates successful collegians. Here are some strategies students should employ as they move from the college campus to the corner office and beyond.

Attending college is a rebirth of sorts. You’re smart, ambitious, young, and for the…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Blazing New Trails

BLACK ENTERPRISE's Small Business Award recipients continue to break new ground in entrepreneurship

The Allure Of business ownership continues to entice many Americans in light of the…

By Nkechi Olisemeka


Build A Better Business

New developments in technology – and better use of the tried and true – will help you take your business to the next level

How does your business look to customers? ARE you still storing client contact information…

By Robert S. Anthony


Getting on the Road to Financial Freedom

There are several basic steps that anyone can take to reach economic empowerment. Here are three of them.

Debt, according to Lynnette Khalfani, is the single worst four-letter word in the english…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox


Shifting Fortunes

The Pollards, A Husband And Wife Dental Team, Switched To A More Conservative investing Style.

Things could be better … but they could be a lot worse, too. That…

By Donald Jay Korn


Investing Outside the U.S.

Opportunities in overseas markets can be yours with the guidance of our expert panel of money managers

The United States’ economic recovery, which seemed to be a foregone conclusion in the…

By BlackEnterprise.com


Favorite Son

Barack Obama, America's latest political star, is expected to become the next black U.S. senator. Could his victory put him on the path to the White

By Kenneth Meeks
He gave the speech of his life. With grace and confidence, a…

By BlackEnterprise.com


Budgeting With Military Precision

The Fergusons Have Armed Themselves With A Long-Term Strategy For Running Their Finances

Aaron And Melanie Ferguson have taken solid steps toward building the $1 million retirement…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash


Surviving Self-Employment

Ellen Hendrix Confronts What It's Really Like To Make It On Your Own

In late spring of 2002, Ellen Hendrix lost her job. A video editor at…

By Carolyn M. Brown


Leather Bound

Jim Metellus on preserving a fashionable fabric

Unlike mohair and go-go boots, some fashion looks never go out of style…

By Maureen Jenkins


By The Time You Get To Phoenix

Michael Kelly shows off his town

Phoenix is in many ways still the wide-open West for African Americans, says Michael…

By Maureen Jenkins



A couple in Umbria offers an intimate Italian experience

Tuscany’s trademark rolling hills and laid-back lifestyle represent the Italy that weary souls…

By Maureen Jenkins


The Doll Maker

Cozbi Cabrera breaks the mold

Her one-of-a-kind creations are made of cloth detailed with beading, paint, and hand-rolled…

By Sonia Alleyne


The Next Antwone Fisher?

Q: I am a 19-year-old sailor in the U.S. Navy. I have been…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.


Work It Out!

Great physical health leads to mental well-being

Tanika Ray leads a rigorous work life that includes hosting the Lifetime channel’s…

By Feona Sharhran Huff


Can You Help Me?

Asking for assistance isn't always easy,but doing so can help you reach another level

Think of a time when you wanted to do more with your life, but…

By Feona Sharhran Huff


Be A Good Politician

Developing strong campaign skills can bring you rewards in any arena

They called him Mr. Politician. He fluttered around the office like a bee to…

By Lee Anna Jackson


Clean Up Your Act!

Personal hygiene can hamper or help your success

After completing a lecture on business social skills, Hadiyah Dansby Davis graciously stepped…

By Kimberly Hamilton-Wright


Work-At-Home Scheme

Q: I was ripped off by a work-at-home business, but when I tried…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Before You Sign On The Dotted Line …

Check the company's credentials with online resources

When attorney Michelle Phillips moved from Columbia, Maryland, to Dallas last November, she didn’t…

By Tamara E. Holmes